This is one of the main things we have to be thankful for today:
Our nice house on a nice, quiet, dead-end street, with nice neighbors and nobody shooting guns in the air on holidays. Bonus!
I'm also thankful that I have a good-paying job that survived the recent RIF (reduction in force) bloodbath, so that we can afford to keep said nice house.
And we're very thankful that we got enough from the sale of my old house to make a lot of improvements on our new house in a short time, without going into hideous debt.
Activity in our house today includes kitties napping, pies cooking, and general relaxation. Life is good. :)